No 127 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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History: Rasied at Habbaniya, Iraq in June 1941.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 127 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

A tarantula Or.


The Tarantula is indigenous to Iraq where the Squadron served. The Unit also considers that their "sting" is just as great in proportion to its size as that of the spider. The Motto translates as "Out of the East". The badge was granted in January 1945.

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Literature: Image from Information from B.R. Holliss and R. Symonds Knights of the Sky Part Five Numbered Flying Squadrons